2013 World Baseball Classic – Pool B

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Pool B of the First Round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic was held at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, Taichung, Taiwan from March 2 to 5, 2013.

Pool B was a round-robin tournament. Each team played the other three teams once, with the top two teams advancing to Pool 1.

Rk
Team
W L HTH RS IPO RA IPD TQB
1  Chinese Taipei 2 1 1−1 10 17.0 6 17.0 0.235
2  Netherlands 2 1 1−1 8 17.0 8 17.0 0.000
3  South Korea 2 1 1−1 3 17.0 7 17.0 −0.235
4  Australia 0 3

NOTE: Tiebreaker notes: HTH − Head-to-head. RS − Runs scored. IPO − Innings the team batted. RA − Runs against. IPD − Innings the team pitched. TQB − The index of (RS/IPO)−(RA/IPD).

Pool B MVP: Chinese Taipei Dai-Kang Yang[1]

Results[edit]

Pool B
 AUS 1
 TPE 4
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 KOR 0
 NED 5
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 NED 3
 TPE 8
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 KOR 6
 AUS 0
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 AUS 1
 NED 4
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 TPE 2
 KOR 3
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Chinese Taipei 4, Australia 1[edit]

March 2 12:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
 Chinese Taipei 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 X 4 10 0
WP: Chien-Ming Wang (1−0)   LP: Chris Oxspring (0−1)   Sv: Hung-Wen Chen (1)
Home runs:
AUS: Stefan Welch (1)
TPE: Cheng-Min Peng (1)
Attendance: 20,035 (100.2%)
Umpires: HP − Kenjiro Mori, 1B − Lance Barksdale, 2B − Greg Gibson, 3B − Cesar Valdes
Boxscore

Netherlands 5, South Korea 0[edit]

March 2 19:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
 Netherlands 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 5 10 0
WP: Diegomar Markwell (1−0)   LP: Suk-Min Yoon (0−1)
Attendance: 1,085 (5.4%)
Umpires: HP − Paul Emmel, 1B − Lance Barksdale, 2B − Trevor Grieve, 3B − Cesar Valdes
Boxscore

The Netherlands earned their first win against 2009 finalists South Korea. South Korea committed four errors while accumulating a run deficit in the pool that would eventually lead to their elimination on tiebreakers.

Chinese Taipei 8, Netherlands 3[edit]

March 3 14:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Netherlands 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
 Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 X 8 7 1
WP: Wei-Lun Pan (1–0)   LP: Tom Stuifbergen (0–1)
Home runs:
NED: None
TPE: Dai-Kang Yang (1)
Attendance: 22,689 (113.4%)
Umpires: HP − Lance Barksdale, 1B − Cesar Valdes, 2B − Paul Emmel, 3B − Kenjiro Mori
Boxscore

Overcoming an early deficit, Chinese Taipei scored a convincing win over the Netherlands, putting it into a commanding position as it went into the pool's final game against South Korea.

South Korea 6, Australia 0[edit]

March 4 18:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 South Korea 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 11 0
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Seung-Jun Song (1–0)   LP: Ryan Searle (0–1)
Attendance: 1,481 (7.4%)
Umpires: HP − Greg Gibson, 1B − Paul Emmel, 2B − Trevor Grieve, 3B − Cesar Valdes
Boxscore

Netherlands 4, Australia 1[edit]

March 5 12:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 2
 Netherlands 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 8 1
WP: Robbie Cordemans (1–0)   LP: Dushan Ruzic (0–1)   Sv: Loek Van Mil (1)
Home runs:
AUS: None
NED: Jonathan Schoop (1)
Attendance: 1,113 (5.6%)
Umpires: HP − Lance Barksdale, 1B − Kenjiro Mori, 2B − Greg Gibson, 3B − Trevor Grieve
Boxscore

The Netherlands took an early lead and did not relinquish it. With the win, the Netherlands clinched at least a three-way tie for the two second-round berths, and its favorable position with respect to tiebreakers meant that it was assured of advancing regardless of the outcome of the final game between Chinese Taipei and South Korea.

South Korea 3, Chinese Taipei 2[edit]

March 5 19:30 at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 1
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X 3 8 1
WP: Won-Sam Jang (1–0)   LP: Hong-Chih Kuo (0–1)   Sv: Seung-Hwan Oh (1)
Home runs:
TPE: None
KOR: Jung-Ho Kang (1)
Attendance: 23,431 (117.2%)
Umpires: HP − Paul Emmel, 1B − Greg Gibson, 2B − Kenjiro Mori, 3B − Trevor Grieve
Boxscore

South Korea went into the final game needing not only to win (which would cause a three-way tie for the two second-round berths) but to win by at least five runs in order to have a chance of advancing on tiebreakers. Although Chinese Taipei lost its 2−0 lead in Korea's three-run eighth-inning rally, and then lost the game, they emerged as winners of the pool and of the second-round berth since Korea's margin of victory was only one run.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coskrey, Jason (March 7, 2013). "Second round set in Tokyo with four talented clubs". MLB.com. 

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